Last November 14th was marked by a general strike that spread across many european countries, regarding the efects of the economic crisis and the repercussions it had on the european people. Here are some selected shots i took in the demonstration in Lisbon, Portugal.
So, looks like next season will be all about Darkness, with Versace borrowing some visual aspects of the Goths.
I dont’ know how the Gothic community will take the fact that all of a sudden they’ll be all fashionable and mainstream! 😛
I actually like all the concept of dark and glam! I tend to insert that dark and obscure feel to my own photographic work, wich means that in the next editorials i shoot i’ll be playing at home, yeah!!
Here’s some insight from FashionTV on Versace’s F/W collection, as shown in Milan‘s Fashion Week.
“MILAN – Besides the fact that dark and glam is a major trend this season at Paris Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2012-2013, Donatella Versace had something darker in mind with this collection. Just before he was murdered, her brother Gianni Versace (the original designer at the Versace label) showcased a darker, more modern collection in July 1997. He never got to promote that new collection due to the tragedy, but it seems Donatella herself is ready to do so by amping up the dark and gothic motifs in her latest collection for Versace. True, there was something severe about the entire collection, from the too-short bang to the rimmed eyes, but that’s what Donatella was obviously going for. Leather, skin tight body con dresses, armor, corsets, chains, and even her signature paillettes were bulked up in full force. Gianni this wasn’t but Donatella has once again proven that she’s doing a stellar job as his successor. ” – FashionTV
15h was the time when hundreds of students gattered right above the Marquês de Pombal roundabout, from there they marched in a demonstration that passed in the streets of Lisbon, with the destination set at the stage of previous demonstrations and confrontations with the police, the Portuguese Parliament.
This time though the students gave the country a civic lesson, with around 500 students protesting in front of the parliament without any sort of violence, rendering the excepcional police logistics for the day unnecessary.
Ph.: Filipe Serralheiro
The students associative lider, João Fonseca, says that more important than the number of students involved is the fact that the demonstration gattered the effort of 20 student associations national wide.
João Fonseca considered this is a step towards, in the future, the gathering of thousands of students in another demonstration.
The 24th of November marked yet another protest march, with demonstrations in Lisbon and several other portuguese cities on the day of a general strike.
The protesters once again stood in front of the parliament with reivindications for less social and economical injustice and to protest against the policies the government have implemented in order to face the debt crisis.
Ph.: Filipe Serralheiro
Several union groups and anti-capitalism groups were involved, in a demonstration of thousands where situations of confrontations with the police occurred at several locations, including a small group of demonstrators trowing glass bottles at the police, fire crackers explosions and the use of pepper spray on the crowd.
In front of the parliament the protesters took down the fences separating them from the police. at least three demonstrators were arrested and one photojournalist got injured.
On the second day of deliberation and approval of the state’s budget, about 200 people gathered in front of the Portuguese parliament to protest the measures approved. Some members of CGTP union gave speeches at the rally. Lisbon. 11th November 2011
Once again portuguese people protest against the cutbacks proposed by the government, about 200 people joined those still occupying the spot in front of the parliament, made signs and expressed theyr feeling towards the measures taken to contain the debt crisis felt in portugal.
At about 17pm CGTP, a national workers union, marched towards the parliament and prepared speeches in front of the crowd of protesters. They then voted against the policies aproved by the government, including the supression of 4 national holidays. 11th November 2011
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